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News Release

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Media Relations

Elementary School Girl Sexually Assaulted

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, January 4, 2005, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a female elementary school student was attacked while walking to school. The assault occurred while the victim was walking through the pedestrian undercrossing at 69th Street between Grand Avenue and Flower Street. The suspect was armed with a handgun. The suspect fled the scene on foot to an unknown location.

The suspect was described as a male Black, dark skinned, black hair with "twist" in the ends, about six feet tall. The suspect was wearing a blue beanie, black hooded type sweatshirt, blue jeans and black "Adidas" brand tennis shoes.

A Composite Drawing of the suspect is pending.

The Los Angeles Police Department's Operations-South Bureau, Sexual Assault Investigation Team responded to the scene and conducted the investigation.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Sexual Assault Investigation Team Detectives Jose Chavez or Moses Castillo, at 213-473-4807. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free anonymous number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.